Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Nearly 75% of all public service vehicles in Delhi which includes autorickshaws, taxis, buses and school vehicles don’t have functional GPS devices, thus leaving them untraceable and unsafe. Departments have recently set up an operations control centre, from there all public service vehicles in the city can be tracked through GPS.
Data collected by the departments on vehicles can actually be tracked in real time reveal that only one in four public vehicles have functional GPS devices. The GPS devices installed in public service vehicles require SIM cards for GPS activation, which are bought from vendors supplied by the department. The reason why so many can’t be tracked even after being installed because the SIM cards are not recharged by vehicle owners.